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Financial Intermediation, Variability and the Development Process

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  • Luis Carranza

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  • José E. Galdón-Sánchez

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    (Public University of Navarra)

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In this paper we build a model of financial intermediation that explains the GDP variability pattern of an economy during the development process. We find evidence that per capita output is more volatile in middle-income economies than in both low and high-income economies. We show that, if the model economy is in the early or in the mature stages of development, there is a unique equilibrium. However, in the middle stages of development, multi-ple equilibria arise. Moreover, we find that in economies with imperfect credit markets, per capita output volatility tends to be higher than in economies with perfect or non-existent credit markets.

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Paper provided by School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Navarra in its series Faculty Working Papers with number 04/02.

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Length: 45 pages pages
Date of creation: Jun 2002
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Publication status: Published, Journal of Development Economics, 2004, vol. 73 (1), pp. 27-54
Handle: RePEc:una:unccee:wp0402

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  1. Schclarek, Alfredo, 2006. "Industry Diversification, Financial Development and Productivity-Enhancing Investments," Working Papers 2006:19, Lund University, Department of Economics.

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